Amazon Web Services (AWS) has brought the world one more step closer to the Middle East with the launch of its Bahrain AWS region. The cloud provider already has infrastructure in the region with companies such as Al Tayer Group, Aramex, Dubizzle, Emirates NBD, Fetchr, Flydubai, Virgin Middle East and many more already using the AWS platform successfully.
With the launch of the Bahrain AWS region that will house three datacentres, the Middle East will now link to the AWS’ global network and bring together advanced cloud technologies that open up limitless opportunities for innovation, entrepreneurship, and accelerate digital transformation for the region.
Developers, startups, and enterprises, as well as government, education, and non-profit organisations can run their applications and serve end-users from data centers located in the Middle East, as well as leverage advanced technologies from the world’s leading cloud, to drive innovation.
Andy Jassy, CEO, Amazon Web Services says that the cloud has the chance to unlock digital transformation for the region. “We are launching advanced and secure technology infrastructure that matches the scale of our other AWS Regions around the world and are already seeing strong demand in the Middle East for AWS technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning, data analytics, IoT, and much more. We are excited to see how our cloud technology will provide new ways for governments to better engage with citizens, for enterprises to innovate for their next phase of growth, and for entrepreneurs to build businesses and compete on a global scale.”
According to a company press release, new AWS Middle East (Bahrain) Region adds to the infrastructure investments AWS has been making across the Middle East, to provide customers with advanced and secure cloud technologies. AWS has also launched a new AWS Direct Connect location in Bahrain, which is the first to be operated by AWS, joining the two AWS Direct Connect locations and two Amazon CloudFront Edge locations in the UAE that launched in 2018.
With this launch, AWS now has 69 Availability Zones within 22 geographic regions around the world and has announced plans for nine more Availability Zones across three more AWS Regions in Indonesia, Italy, and South Africa.